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Proverbs 16

NCV 1 People may make plans in their minds, but only the Lord can make them come true. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. NCV 2 You may believe you are doing right, but the Lord will judge your reasons. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NCV 3 Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. NCV 4 The Lord makes everything go as he pleases. He has even prepared a day of disaster for evil people. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. NCV 5 The Lord hates those who are proud. They will surely be punished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NCV 6 Love and truth bring forgiveness of sin. By respecting the Lord you will avoid evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. NCV 7 When people live so that they please the Lord, even their enemies will make peace with them. NIV 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. NCV 8 It is better to be poor and right than to be wealthy and dishonest. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NCV 9 People may make plans in their minds, but the Lord decides what they will do. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. NCV 10 The words of a king are like a message from God, so his decisions should be fair. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. NCV 11 The Lord wants honest balances and scales; all the weights are his work. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NCV 12 Kings hate those who do wrong, because governments only continue if they are fair. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NCV 13 Kings like honest people; they value someone who speaks the truth. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. NCV 14 An angry king can put someone to death, so a wise person will try to make him happy. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. NCV 15 A smiling king can give people life; his kindness is like a spring shower. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NCV 16 It is better to get wisdom than gold, and to choose understanding rather than silver! NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! NCV 17 Good people stay away from evil. By watching what they do, they protect their lives. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. NCV 18 Pride will destroy a person; a proud attitude leads to ruin. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NCV 19 It is better to be humble and be with those who suffer than to share stolen property with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. NCV 20 Whoever listens to what is taught will succeed, and whoever trusts the Lord will be happy. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. NCV 21 The wise are known for their understanding. Their pleasant words make them better teachers. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. NCV 22 Understanding is like a fountain which gives life to those who use it, but foolishness brings punishment to fools. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. NCV 23 Wise people's minds tell them what to say, and that helps them be better teachers. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. NCV 24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, making people happy and healthy. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NCV 25 Some people think they are doing right, but in the end it leads to death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NCV 26 The workers' hunger helps them, because their desire to eat makes them work. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. NCV 27 Useless people make evil plans, and their words are like a burning fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NCV 28 A useless person causes trouble, and a gossip ruins friendships. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. NCV 29 Cruel people trick their neighbors and lead them to do wrong. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. NCV 30 Someone who winks is planning evil, and the one who grins is planning something wrong. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. NCV 31 Gray hair is like a crown of honor; it is earned by living a good life. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. NCV 32 Patience is better than strength. Controlling your temper is better than capturing a city. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. NCV 33 People throw lots to make a decision, but the answer comes from the Lord. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.